Mattel Has Created a Queen Elizabeth II Barbie For the Platinum Jubilee
This year, Queen Elizabeth II is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To commemorate the historical event, Mattel has transformed the Queen into a Barbie doll that’s sure to delight royal fans and kids alike.
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Released on Apr. 21, Her Majesty’s 96th birthday, the Barbie was inspired by some of the Queen’s most iconic looks. The dress’ style and color favors one she is often seen wearing in royal portraits of herself, while the designers perfected every little detail to ensure a true resemblance to the Monarch—from the the tiara that is based on Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara and the medallion ribbons that represent the Royal Family Orders.
“Queen Elizabeth II’s reign has been one of extraordinary impact, holding a position that few women have. The longest reigning British monarch, and the first to reach a Platinum Jubilee, The Queen has dedicated herself to service and duty and seen the world change immeasurably. In 1952, when she came to the throne, women were not encouraged to work and politicians expressed doubts about a young female monarch, but she showed them wrong, proved herself an adept leader and diplomat,” said Historian and Professor Kate Williams in a press release announcing the Barbie. “As Her Majesty celebrates this milestone jubilee it is wonderful to see an iconic brand like Barbie share important historical female figures impact as leaders, creators and pioneers to new generations.”
Queen Elizabeth II’s Barbie is presented in elegant packaging that has been inspired by Buckingham Palace. The box shows a hint of the throne and the red carpeting inside the palace throne room and features a crest-shaped logo and a badge commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. Inside the box, there’s a Certificate of Authenticity and a doll stand.
The doll is available to buy now via Target.com, Walmart.com, and Amazon.